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- adj. oxygenic
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- adj. Oxygenic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or obtained from oxygen; containing oxygen.
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He separated nitrous and oxygenous airs, and first exhibited acids and alkalies in a gaseous form.
He detected the powerful action of oxygenous air upon the blood, and first pointed out the true theory of respiration.
The nerves are fed by the lymphatic system and are everywhere accompanied by blood-vessles, and the oxygenous blood in the latter conveys the oxygen to the nerve substance, which it consumes and thus develops power sufficient to execute the various functions.
This is attested by the teaching of physiological law which maintains that any part of the human system which is not fed by fresh oxygenous blood
At the same time new particles of matter are absorbed, or applied to these extended vessels, and they become permanently elongated, as the fluid in contact with them soon loses the oxygenous part, which it at first possessed, which was owing to the introduction of air along with the embryon.
Respiration is similar to slow combustion; the oxygenous part of the atmosphere is received through the moist membranes, which line the air-cells of the lungs, and uniting with the inflammable part of the blood generates an acid, probably the phosphoric acid; a portion of carbonic acid is likewise produced in this process; as appears by repeatedly breathing over lime-water, which then becomes turbid.
There are three kinds of stimulus, which may easily be occasionally diminished, that of heat on the skin, of food in the stomach, and of the oxygenous part of the atmosphere, which mixes with the blood in respiration, and stimulates the heart and arteries.
_ Respiration is immediately caused by the sensorial power of sensation in consequence of the baneful want of vital air; and not from the accumulation of blood in the lungs, as that might be carried on by inhaling azote alone, without the oxygenous part of the atmosphere.
The blow-pipe with ditUculiy melted it; and several seconds were recpiired for its complete liquefaction, even with the aid of oxygenous gas.
When melted with the aid of oxygenous gas, it emits athiji brilliant bL.zc. and is changed, with ebullition, into a vitreous and white globule.